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Monday, 1 January 2018
CRIKEY! PART SIX OF THE TITANS COVER COMPARISONS - FANTASTIC FOUR #93...
Once again, Happy New Year to all you cavortin' Criv-ites. 2018, eh? Seems like only last week to me that it was 1968. Anyway, here we are with yet another in our series of cover comparisons, this time FANTASTIC FOUR #93 and The TITANS #35. There's no doubt that the landscape format restricted the impact of the cover artwork, but it's a valiant attempt to emulate JACK KIRBY - even if it isn't quite in the same class.
When you think about it, the landscape idea was a strange one in that it used up more material than a standard weekly comic, wasn't entirely popular with newsagents, and as I said, restricted what could be done with the cover image. On the plus side though, it gave readers value for money, and its difference probably generated more attention than a standard comic. (For a while at least.)
Did you buy The Titans back in the day? If so, what did you think of MARVEL's 'sideways' comic? Do tell.
Posted by Kid at Monday, January 01, 2018